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johnnywv
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Is there a standard or close to standard course of treatment with Flagyl??????
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No, I don't think so. My LLMD began me on 1/4 pill in the beginning. Then he had a plan for ramping it up slowly.

Worked great.

Some throw the patient in the fire right away with as much as 1500mg a day.... [Eek!] [Eek!]

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I started out taking 500 mg Flagyl twice daily. It was not uncomfortable or difficult at all for me, unlike many other abx I've tried.

Later, when I switched around my other abx, I started pulsing Flagyl 5 days on, 2 days off.

And then my LLMD attended the ILADS conference, where it was suggested that pulsing two weeks on/two weeks off was effective treatment and easier on the body.

And then after 11 months of being on Flagyl, I switched to Tindamax because of concerns over abx resistance. And I'm now doing the two weeks on/two weeks off.

So...no, there's no "standard" way of prescribing, I guess.

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thanks, Anna
i was curious as to what to expect. i think i'll start it over the holiday in case it knocks me backword. i'll be close to a bed!!!

thanks, lymtoo
i'm starting 250mg 3x day.

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thanks all,
I also start over the holidays with 250 mg twice a day. What binders are you taking. I can't take bentonite and cholestyramine.

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WildCondor says 1,500 - 2,000 mg daily. This needs to be paired with 3,000 mg of Biaxin, 2,000 mg of Ceftin daily, and Bicillin shots weekly.
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quote:
Originally posted by seekhelp:
[QB] WildCondor says 1,500 - 2,000 mg daily. This needs to be paired with 3,000 mg of Biaxin, 2,000 mg of Ceftin daily, and Bicillin shots weekly.

Good luck surviving that.

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what is a binder????
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im with tutu 750 mg is a pretty good bet but dont jump right to that dosage start slow and ramp up !!

my first time doing flagyl I had no troubles at all the last time I did it (3 months ago ) it kicked my butt very hard and it was a brutal herx !

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Doc gave me 250 mg 3 times per day. It did the trick for me.

Had a 1-week herx starting about day 3. It was 3 days of feeling bad and 4 days of feeling half bad.

Doc had me drink lots of water with fresh lemons squeezed into it. That lessens the herx because lemons are a natural cleanser, also the water.

Highly recommend you do this throughout your lyme treatment. Makes things much more bearable.

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wow, i'm doing 1500 every day for 7 days for this gastro stuff.

it will either kill me or the lyme!!!

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i did 750 2 x a day IV for 2 Months.

Hard at first but.. got better and better.

I really like Flagyl!

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Springshowers,

did you take Flagyl for the Fry mystery bug or for lyme? What was your improvement after two months? Energy?

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it's actually 1,500-2,000 mg of Biaxin with 3,000 mg Ceftin and 2,000 mg of Flagyl plus Bicillin shots.
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Sorry WC. I made a mistake. I was trying to visualize the buggers dying more gruesomely. [Smile] Why not toss in 6 TBSP of Mepron for good measure?
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